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30 January 2018

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Escuela de Organización Industrial

Avenida Gregorio del Amo 6, Madrid

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About the event

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework is the first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with their responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility is set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Why you should attend this event?

The Reporting Framework provides a concise set of questions to which any company should strive to have answers in order to know and show that it is meeting its responsibility to respect human rights in practice. It offers companies clear and straightforward guidance on how to answer these questions with relevant and meaningful information about their human rights policies, processes and performance.

The Reporting Framework has been developed through the Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative. This Reporting Framework was co-facilitated by Shift and Mazars through an open, global, consultative process involving representatives from over 200 companies, investor groups, civil society organizations, governments, assurance providers, lawyers and other expert organizations from all regions of the world.

Business and Human Rights (BHR) has supported this initiative by giving its technical advice to the Spanish version of the Reporting Framework.

What are the expected results of this event?

  • Provide participants with an understanding of the scope, structure and content of the UNGP Reporting Framework.

  • Explore perceived challenges and obstacles to reporting in line with the UNGP Reporting Framework.

  • Raise questions by participants and enable valuable discussions.

Who is the target audience?

Business leaders with responsibilities related to corporate reporting or human rights, including: CSR, sustainability or human rights functions; communication; legal; and other functions with relevant roles and responsibilities within their corporate structures.


30 January 2018

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Escuela de Organización Industrial

Avenida Gregorio del Amo 6, Madrid

9:30 - 9:45      Welcome

Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) (t.b.c)

Maria Prandi, CEO, Business and Human Rights (BHR)

Francis West, Business Learning Program Director, Shift

9:45 - 10:30    Overview of the UNGP Reporting Framework


Francis West, Business Learning Program Director, Shift

Questions from attendees (15 min). 

10:30 - 11:00  How to better identify impacts and risks


Juan Andrés Cano, Partner and Head of Latin America and Consultancy Services, BHR

Practical exercise with attendees (20 min). 

11:00 - 11:30  The corporate experience of implementing the UNGP Reporting Framework


Rachel Cowburn-Walden, Global Director, Human Rights Stewardship, Unilever (t.b.c)

Moderator: Maria Prandi, BHR

11:30 - 12:00  Online self-evaluation and networking refreshment break


Working language


Spanish and English



Maria Prandi, BHR

Maria is founder of Business and Human Rights (BHR). She has extensive experience advising different types of organisations on the topic of business and human rights. She has worked for several governments and private organisations and, since 1999, she has developed her capacities in this field linking her work with some key United Nations human rights agencies and procedures. She has provided impact assessments, studies and strategy advice in a wide range of sectors and countries over the last decade.

Juan Andrés Cano, BHR

Juan is a senior consultant in ethical business and sustainability. He has a deep understanding on technology and social innovation. He has vast knowledge of the role businesses play in humanitarian crises, conflicts, human rights and the environment. 

Juan is a lawyer and an entrepreneur. He received the Business for Peace Award of the Business for Peace Foundation (Oslo) for using and connecting technology with the global agenda. 

Francis West, Shift

Francis West is the Business Learning Program Director at Shift. He oversees Shift’s work providing expert advice to a select group of companies that are serious about doing business with respect for human rights. Prior to joining Shift, Francis engaged with businesses and governments at Unicef UK, Save the Children, Malaria Consortium and at the UK’s tech trade body.


Francis is a member of the FTSE4Good Criteria Committee and is a Board Director at the CORE Coalition. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. 



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